Senior Mental Health Worker

Melbourne, Australia

Reference: 5275424

So why cohealth?

At cohealth, we're passionate about human rights and health equity. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we're serving, as we know that makes us a stronger and better performing organisation.

We value people of all experiences and identities, including all cultural backgrounds, faiths, gender identities, sexualities and abilities. Our inclusive workplace culture enables staff to bring their whole selves to work, where uniqueness is valued, and people experience a feeling of belonging.

We're committed to enabling staff's full participation through promoting workplace flexibility and the provision of reasonable adjustments for staff that require modifications.

Position Summary

The Senior Mental Health Worker is an integral part of the Forensic Mental Health in Community Health team. The Senior Mental Health Worker enhances the quality of ongoing support and care through the coordination of care plans by engaging key partners to meet client needs. Working in partnership within a multidisciplinary team, the focus is on providing holistic and client centred care

The Senior Mental Health Worker will be skilled in the delivery of community based, mental health and forensic services.

The Senior Mental Health Worker will apply recovery-oriented support to ensure quality and safe care to clients.

This role will work in close collaboration with cohealth and other local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services in order to ensure the provision of culturally safe and appropriate services.

Your daily duties will vary but will include:

  • Provide recovery-oriented services to clients, utilizing the Collaborative Recovery model and coaching principles. This includes identifying needs, aspirations and goals in the development and implementation of client-directed, strengths-based care plans
  • Facilitate access to community resources, and services
  • Implement individual service plans for clients with appropriate follow-up care including review and referral to other agencies and GPs as required that support person centred care and recognise people's strengths within a community-based forensic framework
  • Follow risk management plans to provide a safe environment for the participants and others, and ensure people have access to ongoing clinical risk assessments
  • Gather program prescribed data aligning with program needs to monitor participant, service and program outcomes
  • Work within an internal and external team-based approach to assessment, ongoing care and treatment
  • Participate in the development and implementation of local work instructions and processes to ensure high quality and safe service delivery
  • Participate in professional supervision
  • Engage in professional development activities to ensure appropriate skill to provide services
  • Provide quality and safe services through undertaking client file auditing, participate in supervision, ensure appropriate documentation and enabling the service to engage in continuous quality improvement
  • Work will be required to be undertaken throughout the catchment area and so a willingness to travel around the North- West Metro region of Melbourne

Additional information can be obtained from the attached position description.

About You:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant sector and/or commensurate experience in a related area. Current demonstrated experience in a mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and / or forensic health setting
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and regulations related to the delivery of forensic mental health services
  • Extensive experience supporting people capabilities with complex needs to achieve goals
  • Well-developed interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, and a proven history of being able to illustrate strong EI qualities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, constructively and co-operatively within a diverse multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary team and across settings
  • Demonstrated capacity to handle change with enthusiasm, resilience and flexibility
  • Ability to provide accessible and appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing diverse chronic health conditions (this may need to be tailored to your population)

Application Process

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Applications Close: 04 Dec 2020